ABC-owned TV stations announce June 19 festive lineup
ABC Detained TV stations across the country have unveiled their slate of programs celebrating the 157th June 19 holiday.
What is happening:
- To celebrate the June 157 holiday, ABC-owned television stations are offering content and programs highlighting black communities and traditions on its 24/7 streaming channels and newscasts. linear: ABC7/WABC-TV New York.
- ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles
- ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago
- 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia
- ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco
- ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston
- ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham
- ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno
- Local : ABC’s award-winning show Localish will air More in Common: June 16 Special on its digital sites and its Localish network. The special features extraordinary stories from across America highlighting the historic day and the individuals who pushed to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Additionally, Localish will rebroadcast Our America: Black Liberty, an intimate 2021 special that examined the history and modern celebrations of June 19 before it was recognized as a federal holiday, and localit is Everything red everything: the food traditions of June 19.
- ABC7/WABC-TV New York, the nation’s most-watched television station, celebrates the weekend of June 19 with coverage of community events and special programming. Including a collection of promotions from Here and Now with Sandra Bookman, a tri-state black community-focused public affairs program, which viewers can stream online Thursday, June 16. This year, Juneteenth falls on Father’s Day, and WABC examines the state of African-American fatherhood and the challenges and triumphs they face today. . The station visits a school to explain how students learn about the June 19 story; and explores the meaning of foods from the Juneteenth red tradition.
- ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles is the media partner for the rescheduled 37th Kingdom Day Parade (Monday, June 20, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT), with Congresswoman and LA mayoral candidate Karen Bass as grand marshal. The parade is hosted by anchors Leslie Sykes and Rachel Brown, with reporters Sid Garcia and Anabel Munoz. KABC will cover the June 19 celebrations in the cities of Irvine and Corona.
- BC7/WLS-TV Chicago joins the party with his half-hour special, Our Chicago: Freedom Day, (Sunday, June 19, 4:30 p.m. CDT). Hosted by Emmy Award-winning presenters/reporters Cheryl Burton and Terrell Brown, the special will also be available on abc7chicago.com and ABC7’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.
- 6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia is the proud sponsor and broadcast partner of the 2022 Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival (Sunday, June 19, 12:30-2:30 p.m. EDT). The parade and festival will be hosted by 6abc anchors Rick Williams and Sharrie Williams with local radio personality Gary Shepherd. Special guests at the parade include ABC’s Grand Marshal Sheryl Lee Ralph Abbott Elementary School and American neo-soul duo Kindred the Family Soul. Viewers can also stream the parade and festival live on broadcast channel 6abc 24/7.
- ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston covers the Juneteenth Parade and Emancipation Park 150th Juneteenth Weekend Festival (Saturday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. CDT) on KTRK’s linear and 24/7 streaming channel. KTRK will produce a half-hour special on the history of the park and will share the story of Jack Yates, a slave who raised $1,000 to purchase the 10 acres of land that is now Emancipation Park. KTRK is also launching a collection of 30 Juneteenth stories on KTRK’s connected TV app with more stories added throughout the month.
- ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham is the exclusive media sponsor of the Inaugural Juneteenth Jubilee, a one-day street festival in downtown Fayetteville (June 18-19). ABC11 will also provide media coverage of several local June 19 celebrations throughout the region.
- ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco features community members celebrating Juneteenth and covering citywide Juneteenth events in the Bay Area.
- ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno sponsors the Fresno Juneteenth Festival (Sunday, June 19).